Are you wondering what to read next? Well fret no more because our BW team has your back! Browse our team’s favourite reads, by genre, to pick your next book! 

Are you wondering what to read next? Well fret no more because our BW team has your back! Browse our team's favourite reads (by genre) to pick your next book!

This is Us

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Deanna Fougere

Absolute Favourite Genres: Literary Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry

 

5 Characters to Invite to Dinner: Circe (Circe), Galadriel (Lord of the Rings), Morpheus (The Matrix), Pi Patel (Life of Pi), The Alchemist (The Alchemist)

 

I Get My Book Recommendations From: Book clubs, friends, deep dives on the internet, browsing the shelves in bookstores, and GoodReads 

 

My Favourite Reading Spots: Snuggled up with my kids, cozy on the bed with my cat, Plato, or outside in the shade.

 

Beautiful Words: “But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth.” –Circe, Madeline Miller

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Kate Hahn

Absolute Favourite Genres: Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction; YA; Beach Reads

 

The Best Series, Book & TV: Harry Potter  |  Normal People & This is Us

 

If I’m Not Reading, I’m: painting, playing golf, trying to exercise, and chasing my active children all over the place

 

The Books I Recommend to Everyone:

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak | The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah | The Kite Runner - Kahled Housseini | Brother - David Chariandy | Circe - Madeline Miller | This is How it Always Is - Laurie Frankel

 

Beautiful Words: “‘Just because it’s made up, doesn’t mean it isn’t real,’ said Penn. ‘Made up is the most powerful real there is.’” - This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel

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Beth Hanes

Absolute Favourite Genres: Historical Fiction; Mystery; Literary Fiction; Can-lit

 

The Authors I Recommend to Everyone: Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood & Kristin Hannah

 

5 Characters I’d Invite to Dinner: Vianne Rocher (Chocolat), Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter), June (Handmaid’s Tale), Queenie (Queenie) & Ana (The Book of Longings)

 

The Best Way to Read:  Audiobook all the way! The busier life gets the more I rely on audiobooks.

 

Beautiful Words: 

“’When I tell you all shall be well, I don’t mean that life won’t bring you tragedy. Life will be life. I only mean you will be well in spite of it. All shall be well, no matter what.’” – The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd

Our Team Picks

New & Hot

Here are some of our most anticipated “to-be-read” books. What hot-off the press books are you
hoping to read next?

Fiction

 

These are some of our favourite books that pack a punch with their literary style, beautiful storytelling, and unique characters. Which one will be your new favourite? 

Beach

 

For readers who want to kick back and relax with a quick, enjoyable read. For our Beach Reads we typically love a good romance, mystery or thriller!

Young Adult

 

The best YA books are the ones that transcend age! These books are recommended for readers who especially love a good coming of age story.

Kids

 

These books are full of delightful tales that take kids on adventures, introduce them to life-long friends, and provide insights into new worlds. Enjoy the journey!

Professional

 

If you are looking for books that inspire personal and professional growth, here are some of our favourite recommendations. We’ve even included some professional books for our educator friends!

Canadian

 

What’s not to love about Can-lit, eh? These recommendations include a variety of genres written by our talented, Canadian authors that feature beautifully crafted prose.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour)

 

We have chosen our favourite books that highlight and celebrate diverse voices, inform about social just issues, and share inspiring stories from around the globe written by BIPOC authors.Whose voice is missing from your bookshelf?